The Lotus Sutra (Zheng Fa Hua Jing) 正法華經

Translated by Dharmarakṣa


正法華經 西晉 竺法護譯 共 10 卷 The Lotus Sutra or Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra (Zheng Fa Hua Jing) Translated by Dharmarakṣa in 10 scrolls in the Western Jin


Date 286 and Sanskrit title from Lancaster (Lancaster 2004, 'K 117') This is an early translation of the Lotus Sūtra. English translations: none


  1. Braarvig, Jens 2000, “Sarvadharmāpravr̥ttinirdeśa,” in Buddhist Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, vol. I, Hermes Publishing, Oslo, pp. 81-166, also at

Primary Source

Dharmarakṣa, 《正法華經》 'The Lotus Sutra or Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra (Zheng Fa Hua Jing),' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 9, No. 263, Accessed 2016-08-03,


  1. Lancaster, L.R. 2004, The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue,

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